PlayStation Now Beta Game Loading Times Leaked, New Improvements

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1d ago - Some PlayStation Now Beta game loading times have been leaked from an anonymous participant and have since been compared to the previous phase of testing with details below.

To quote from DualShockers (linked above): "Back in February a reader that wished to remain anonymous sent us a list of the loading times of all the games that were available in the first phase of the beta of PlayStation Now.

The beta has now moved on to the second phase, with a whole lot of new games available and even some returning ones. The same reader took it upon himself to clock the loading times again using the same internet connection and shared them with us.

Like last time, each timing in the list below is from the launch of the game to the splash screen. We were provided a video as evidence, but we were asked not to publish it to protect the tipster’s identity (and account).

Between parenthesis you can also see the loading times of the returning games in the first phase of the beta, for comparison’s sake.

Current PlayStation Now Beta List:

  • Shadow of the Colossus - 46.72 (old time: 53.98)
  • WipeOut HD - 57.19
  • Dead Nation - 40.05
  • PixelJunk Monsters - 39.90
  • Shatter - 38.86 (old time: 39.77)
  • Guacamelee! –...

 

Site News: Bug Fixes, Quick Reply to Articles Now Allows Commenting

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3d ago - Following up on our last update of being 100% ad-free for all Registered Users, we have recently updated the backend to patch the Heartbleed Bug, remedied the activation e-mail issue users reported and also fixed the Quick Reply box below each article.

For those unaware, if you click on any article headline from our main page, you can open it in Article View (versus Forum View) and now type a comment in the Quick Reply box (pictured below). Feel free to give it a try if you wish in this article!

Finally, we still have a handful of items to tackle on our to-do list since the upgrade but we're getting there... so if you have any new ideas or suggestions feel free to share them in our ongoing Forum thread and we will do out best to make them happen in coming months and enjoy!


 

Defiant Development Reveals Hand of Fate Coming to PS4, PS Vita

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3w ago - Defiant Development Associate Producer Kim Allom revealed today that Hand of Fate is coming to PS4 and PS Vita platforms with details below.

To quote: Salutation, PlayStation! The team members at Defiant Development are thrilled to announce that our Kickstarter-funded, tabletop roguelike deck builder, Hand of Fate, will be coming to PS4 and PS Vita.

For those of you who haven't heard of Hand of Fate, it's a roguelike that blends tabletop card gaming and video game magic. Inspired by tarot and fantasy, all bets are off as you create your own journey by building a collection of cards used to deal out a boardgame-like dungeon teeming with enemies, treasure, and adventure. Upon entering combat, the cards come to life as the player is propelled into a beautiful 3D environment to brawl it out with foes. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate.

Being a roguelike, Hand of Fate's strength is its nearly endless combination of cards and ways to play. The deck builder lets you determine a mix of combat, chance, and equipment cards for your deck before you set out on your quest. Equipment selection ramps up replayability as the player is introduced to a slew of artifacts, weapons, and armor that modify gameplay. The player has the freedom to choose their cards, but how and when they...
 

Video: Dimension-bender FEZ is Out Today on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

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3w ago - Polytron Producer Marie-Christine Bourdua posted up a video today announcing that dimension-bender FEZ is out today on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita platforms.

Below are the details, to quote: "Today is special day," indeed: Fez is finally available for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. We can't possibly be any more excited, as we have been working towards this release for a whole year!

Let's recap a few details:

• Fez is a video game.
• You play as fluffy white creature named Gomez who wears the eponymous fez, and needs to traverse the world two dimensions at a time in order to rebuild an ancient artifact.
• Fez is cross-buy for all three platforms.
• There is a cross-save slot which shares your progress across PS3, PS4 and PSVita.
• The regular price is $12.99, but if you are a PlayStation Plus member and purchase it before April 2nd, you get 25% off and pay $9.74 instead!





We hope that you will enjoy exploring the world of Fez for the first time, or that you'll perhaps revisit its puzzles and charming locales once again - whether you prefer experiencing it on your home system with speakers blasting Disasterpeace's delicious generative soundscapes, or on your...
 

Upcoming PS4 Update to Add Share Enhancements and HDCP Off

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4w ago - Sony Product Planning & Software Innovation Director Scott McCarthy announced that an upcoming PS4 update will add Share Enhancements and HDCP Off to the PlayStation 4 gaming console!

Below are all the details, to quote: Here at PlayStation, we listen closely to your comments and requests, which are weighted heavily when looking at the future of our platforms.

Since PlayStation 4 launched, we've heard a lot of great feedback from you about what you like with the platform and what you'd like to see us work on. I'm happy to report that, as a direct result of your feedback, we'll soon be bringing some of your most-requested features to PS4 with a system software update in the upcoming weeks.

These features and additions will help make your PS4 even more socially connected by further enabling you to customize your most epic gaming moments and granting even more options to show them to your friends.

This upcoming update will add a rich video editor with a simple tool to personalize your video clips, and you'll also be able to export to and save the videos and screenshots you create by pressing the SHARE button to a USB drive.

In addition, this update will add an HDCP off option for capturing gameplay via HDMI, a feature we've previously said would come after launch....
 







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